Parking permits for staff
Choose the right parking permit, find out how to apply, how to change your details and make a cancellation.
Every member of the University staff is eligible to apply for a parking permit.
If you are a full-time or part-time salaried member of staff, you can apply for a permit online. The cost is deducted from your monthly salary.
If you are a casual member of staff, you can buy a permit with a credit or debit card.
Casual summer staff can only apply for an occasional user permit.
If you are a member of staff who drives to campus on most days, a Standard permit is probably best for you.
A Standard permit is valid in all permit holder car parks.
Occasional User permit
If you are not going to park on campus often, the Occasional User permit is probably best for you.
These are valid in all permit holder car parks and allow you to park all day. The permit is issued free of charge but you must also buy a £1.10 pay and display ticket to validate it.
You can buy your ticket using cash at one of the car park machines, or using the JustPark app, phone line or SMS service.
Car Share permit
If you decide to start sharing car journeys to the University, you can apply for a Car Share permit.
The main permit holder will pay for the permit. They can then collect the shared fee from the others in the group.
Each driver in the group will receive an Occasional User permit for rare occasions when more than one of you needs to park a vehicle on campus at the same time.
There are 12 car share parking spaces for this permit, six in the West Car Park and six in the East Car Park. These spaces are reserved until 10.30am, Monday to Friday. After this, they become available for any permit holder.
Car Share permits aim to reduce car journeys to campus. It is not considered car sharing if you:
- give a lift to a colleague who does not have a permit or a car
- give lifts to members of staff who you live with
Check with your car insurer to make sure your policy covers car sharing.
Electric Vehicle permit
If you have an electric or a hybrid vehicle, then you can use the Electric Vehicle permit.
This allows you to park in one of the 14 bays reserved for electric vehicle charging.
Your vehicle must be connected to the charging point and be charging to use one of these bays.
Exempt permits for Blue Badge holders
If you have a Blue Badge you will need to get an Exempt permit.
This allows you to park in any of the disabled parking spaces free of charge.
Register your vehicle details and we will issue you with an Exempt permit. You must display this with your Blue Badge.
Registering allows us to contact you if there is a problem with your car or if we need you to move it in an emergency.
Reserved Space permit
If you are a salaried member of staff, you can apply for a Reserved Space permit.
This allows you to park in a designated, numbered space between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
If you work off-campus, you can request a Campus+ permit.
You can request one on our parking permit system.
A Campus+ permit is valid for parking on campus as well as at the locations listed on the permit.
Courtesy and temporary vehicles
If you use a courtesy or temporary replacement vehicle, you still need to show your original permit along with a note explaining the change.
Apply for your parking permit
Salaried staff can apply for all parking permits except Car Share permits online.
The price you pay for your permit depends on the spinal point of your salary and the hours you work.
See the full list of prices.
Changes and renewals
If you have bought a new vehicle, you will need to update your registration details.
You can do this for an existing permit by logging on to our parking permit system or in person at:
- Parking office, Wessex House 2.20; or
- University Reception, Library level 2
We will renew your parking permit automatically each year.
To cancel your parking permit and salary deductions, log onto our online parking permit system.